News In Brief: Huawei, Samsung, NSN, Novarra, Orange Austria, AT&T

Huawei has demonstrated record-breaking LTE-Advanced transmission speeds of 1.2Gbps at CITA 2009. But just as with LTE, speeds are of course likely to be far slower in real-world circumstances.
 
Samsung and NSN have jointly demonstrated voice calls over an end-to-end LTE network.
 
Separately, Samsung has unveiled a new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, which will launch in the US later this year.
 
Mobile broadband offers a less satisfying experience than fixed-line services, due to slower data rates, unstable connections, and problems with the quality of streamed video and IPTV content, a study of 11,000 users by Nokia Siemens Networks found.
 
Cloud-based data optimisation architecture can save LTE carriers $1.5 billion (€1.1 billion) and HSPA operators $5 billion for every ten-million data subscribers served, according to research from mobile Web browser and platform supplier Novarra.
 
Orange Austria has renewed its managed services contract with Alcatel-Lucent for a further three years, with an optional extension of five years.
 
AT&T is introducing an element of choice to its bundled service plans, allowing customers to pick between the operator's family of services.
 
Netsize is offering mobile marketing services via a new web-based marketing product unveiled at CTIA yesterday. The mMarketing v3.0 product handles campaign management, progress tracking, and monitoring of contacts.
 
Virgin Media has chosen ruwido austria to supply remote controls for its high-definition set-top box. Ruwido’s Unified controls will be supplied under the deal, which builds on a decade-long collaboration between the pair.

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